What is the best way to mount Bitlocker encrypted volume under Linux?
How can I decrypt or open Bitlocker encrypted drive in Linux?
Linux doesn't have the ability to mount Bitlocker encrypted drive, If you have a BitLocker encrypted external hard drive or USB flash drive, and need to access it under Linux machine, you're in luck. There is an utility called Dislocker which can mount Bitlocker encrypted drive under Linux/Ubuntu.
Step 1: Copy the BitLocker encrypted volume.
% dd if=/dev/sda2 of = encrypted.bitlocker
This will copy the entire volume located into /dev/sda2 to encrypted.bitlocker
Step 2: Unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive.
% dislocker-file -V encrypted.bitlocker -p563200-557084-108284-218900-019151-415437-694144-239976 -- decrypted.ntfs
This will decrypt Bitlocker encrypted drive into decrypted.ntfs using the recovery key.
% dislocker-fuse -V encrypted.bitlocker -f /path/to/usb/file.BEK -- /mnt/ntfs
This will create a file into /mnt/ntfs named dislocker-file if the encrypted volume has a clear key enabled.
Step 3: Mount Bitlocker encrypted drive once it is decrypted.
% mount -o loop ntfs/dislocker-file /mnt
Then mount it on a file into /Volumes for instance:
% mkdir /Volumes/blah && mount -t ntfs /dev/disk1 /Volumes/blah
Bitlocker for Mac - M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac
Although Microsoft only developed and released Bitlocker for Windows version, so Mac cannot open/access/mount Bitlocker encrypted drive, but with the help of M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac, you can easily access/mount Bitlocker encrypted drive in macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and Mac OSX 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7 Operating Systems.
Tutorial to mount Bitlocker encrypted volume under Mac
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Bitlocker Loader for Mac in Mac computer.
Step 2: Insert a Bitlocker encrypted drive
Step 3: Select Bitlocker encrypted volume and then click "Open" icon to continue.
Step 4: Select "Volume mounter" option and then enter the password.
And then click "Unlock" to mount Bitlocker encrypted volume under Mac.
Step 5: Select the files in Bitlocker encrypted volume and then copy them out from the mounted Bitlocker encrypted volume.